Category Archives: poverty

Finishing baseline & preparing mobile follow-ups

Having completed our 550 face-to-face baseline interviews and preparing the mobile follow-up phase, it seems about time for some first data-poking. At this point, things still are rather preliminary, mainly because we so far have entered the baseline data only … Continue reading

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All about context

Before coming to Tanzania, I had read about the spread of mobiles in developing countries; I had listened to people giving talks about ICT’s potential for fostering change and fighting poverty; and I had discussed ICTs for development and that … Continue reading

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So this is the “field”: first impressions & some assistance from the past

Last week, things started rolling with first interviews being conducted in the southern district of Temeke. About a week earlier, our teams had gone into the field to generate lists of households and household members, to draw the stratified sample … Continue reading

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